Elder Abuse

by Alan Hopkins | October 21, 2019
You hear a lot in the press about “elder abuse,” and the image that comes to mind is physical abuse or violence.  But the most likely scenario,...

Cashless Spending

by Robert Katch | October 19, 2019
These days, we use actual paper money and coins less and less often, as credit and debit cards—and, more recently, our phones—handle the payments...

Is Recession On Your Mind?

by Robert Katch | October 14, 2019
How should you invest in a down market? If you want a guidepost, let’s look back to the terrible, traumatic down market of 2008-2009. You’re going...

Are Bonds Boring?

by Alan Hopkins | September 6, 2019
Bonds are boring, right? Stocks jump up and down and all over the place, and over several years they might even jump 100% in value. Meanwhile, the...

Fixing Social Security—Once and For All

by Alan Hopkins | July 21, 2019
Chances are that you know that the Social Security trust fund is due to run out of money—or “deplete its reserves” as economists put it—by the year...

Retirement Patchwork

by Robert Katch | July 18, 2019
If you imagine that the U.S. Congress would create a simple, easy-to-understand system for determining when you can make contributions to retirement...

Are Americans Really That Destitute?

by Robert Katch | July 15, 2019
You’ve probably heard, in campaign speeches by Democratic Presidential contenders, that almost half of all Americans couldn’t cover a $400 emergency...
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